undercook

verb
un·​der·​cook | \ ˌən-dər-ˈku̇k How to pronounce undercook (audio) \
undercooked; undercooking; undercooks

Definition of undercook

transitive verb

: to cook insufficiently or less than thoroughly The kitchen badly undercooked a nicely conceived plate of grilled petrale sole fillets surrounded by potatoes and zucchini.— Harvey Steiman

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Other Words from undercook

undercooked \ ˌən-​dər-​ˈku̇kt How to pronounce undercooked (audio) \ adjective
a serving of undercooked chicken

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Many recipes get this effect by purposely undercooking the cake, so that the middle is raw batter. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "50 Mother’s Day Dessert Recipes to Eat After Brunch," 27 Apr. 2018 Many recipes get this effect by purposely undercooking the cake, so that the middle is raw batter. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "50 Mother’s Day Dessert Recipes to Eat After Brunch," 27 Apr. 2018 Many recipes get this effect by purposely undercooking the cake, so that the middle is raw batter. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "50 Mother’s Day Dessert Recipes to Eat After Brunch," 27 Apr. 2018 Many recipes get this effect by purposely undercooking the cake, so that the middle is raw batter. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "50 Mother’s Day Dessert Recipes to Eat After Brunch," 27 Apr. 2018 Many recipes get this effect by purposely undercooking the cake, so that the middle is raw batter. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "50 Mother’s Day Dessert Recipes to Eat After Brunch," 27 Apr. 2018 Many recipes get this effect by purposely undercooking the cake, so that the middle is raw batter. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "50 Mother’s Day Dessert Recipes to Eat After Brunch," 27 Apr. 2018 Many recipes get this effect by purposely undercooking the cake, so that the middle is raw batter. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "50 Mother’s Day Dessert Recipes to Eat After Brunch," 27 Apr. 2018 Allow for that additional time by undercooking your pasta a little bit in the boiling water. Time, "9 Ways You're Ruining Your Pasta, From an Expert Chef," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of undercook

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undercook was in 1598

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undercook

verb

English Language Learners Definition of undercook

: to not cook (food) enough

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